Germ Craft - a fun way to teach kids about germs.

Germs can be a scary thing for kids to learn about, but it doesn't have to be! That's why we came up with this great Germ Craft. Have fun teaching kids about germs, how they spread and how to be safe with this adorable germ craft that kids will love making!

Germ craft - a fun way to teach kids about germs.

Do you want more craft and activity ideas? Have a look at this awesome Monster Puppet Craft, it's one of our faves! You could even take this idea and use it to make germ puppets!

This adorable germ craft doubles up as a fantastic learning activity that can teach children not just about science, but also about the importance of washing their hands regularly throughout the day.

You might also want to make a poster about hand washing using our printable hand washing colouring page.

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It might not seem important to children, but we, as grown-ups, know exactly how important it is for children to wash hand their correctly and how much impact it can have on their health if they don't, so it's crucial to teach them about germs. And what better way than to turn a learning session into a fun craft activity?!

Before beginning this germ craft it would be a good idea to take a look at some images of real germ bacteria under a microscope (a quick image search will show up lots of examples)

Germ Craft to Teach Kids about Germs 

Germs Craft Supply:

  • Coloured Paper
  • White Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker

Germs Craft Tutorial

STEP 1: Print our free template!

Before beginning your germ craft you will need to gather up all your supplies. This includes downloading and printing out the eye template available at the bottom of the page. 

germ craft supplies

STEP 2: Cut different germ shapes

Cut the eyes out and set aside. Next, cut random shapes from coloured paper and then glue the shapes onto white paper.

Younger children might need a bit of support in cutting out their shapes. 

teach kids about germs

STEP 3: Add the circles and outline all the shapes

Draw black lines coming from your cut out shape and glue coloured circles to the ends of the lines. Outline everything with a black marker to make it stand out.

STEP 4: Glue the eyes and put your cute germs together!

Glue the eyes onto the germs and add a smile. There is no right or wrong way to do this germ craft and it’s so much fun. A collection of 'germs' would look great on a bulletin board in a classroom, maybe next to a sign telling children what to do to stay germ free. 

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germ craft to teach kids about germs

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To download these eyes for free click on the link below and add $0. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

germ craft eye template

We hope you have fun making this germ craft.  Kids will have a blast coming up with creative germ designs while they learn all about germs and how to keep their hands squeaky clean!

Germ craft to teach kids about germs and hand washing.

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